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Jan in CA
01-20-2007, 07:50 PM
On my outside knitting blog the content is squished in the center.
http://knittingandmore.blogspot.com/
I know from other websites I've done you have change the padding or width, but I can't figure out how to do it or which of that crazy source is the correct place. I know it can be done because some of the blogs are full width, plus there are others like mine. Can anyone help me?

Doublereeder2
01-20-2007, 09:22 PM
There is a way to edit HTML, but I don't know the specifics for the width. :pout: As I look at yours, it looks to be the same width as mine. There are some templates that seem to have a wider view - have you tried any of those? :?? Good luck with it - I find it all quite frustrating, actually.

Guess I'll stick to knitting and playing the oboe. :note: :note: :note:

Vendie
01-20-2007, 09:32 PM
Look in your template code for your <style> </style> tags. Whatever you need to alter will be somewhere in there. Looking at your source code from my computer, it looks like you can change the width. Look for the following block:

/* -- layout -- */
@media all {
#content {
width: 700px; <----- this might be where you can change the width.
margin: 0 auto;
text-align: left;
background: #fff url(http://www.blogblog.com/snapshot/bg-body.gif) 0 0 repeat-y;}
}
.................

#main {
line-height: 1.4;
float: left;
padding: 10px 12px;
border-top: solid 1px #fff;
width: 428px; <------looks like you can alter this too, in conjunction with the one above.
/* Tantek hack - http://www.tantek.com/CSS/Examples/boxmodelhack.html */
voice-family: "\"}\"";
voice-family: inherit;
width: 404px;
Play around with those options. The one immediately above looks like what you'd want to change to make the section where your posts go wider. The one above that (in my examples) would change the width of that and the sidebar.

On my computer screen it looks fine, but there is a lot of negative space (I have a widescreen on my laptop). Because the width appears fixed in the style sheet, it won't change depending on the viewer's screen.

Jan in CA
01-20-2007, 11:09 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow!

Jan in CA
01-24-2007, 05:16 PM
Okay, now we're getting somewhere! Thanks to Fibergirls suggestions I was about to get the entire thing wider, plus I figured how out to make the posted text area wider, too. I apparently need a new header now though. :doh:

Thanks for the help!

Vendie
01-24-2007, 07:13 PM
Hah, now you've entered the never ending tweaking phase of blog authorship :teehee:


I'm never happy with mine. I've actually considered commissioning a professional to create a custom template for me.

Jan in CA
01-24-2007, 08:57 PM
:teehee: Yeah, I know! I'm still not happy with that side bar because it looks to busy, but I'll figure it out eventually. :roflhard: